Re: [CR]Non anodized Campy reason

Example: Component Manufacturers

Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2003 09:14:54 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Non anodized Campy reason
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Jim Cunningham wrote:
> RE: Someone on the list previously commented about the reason for
> the Campagnolo Record front derailleur not being anodized,
> something like "I see no reason for this except perhaps economy."
> The front derailleur has steel pivot pins which appear to be forged in
> place. I suspect that the manufacturing process may not allow for their
> being installed after anodizing.
> Steel may not be introduced to an aluminum anodizing bath. If it
> happened the parts would be destroyed.
> There's your reason...

Sounds plausible Jim. However the arms of the front derailleur are not anodized either and are aluminum without steel additions...

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California